Posts tagged ‘Historic



The ethnic Madhesi group complained that they deserved more territory in the province assigned to them because they represented a bigger population. Their protests blocked the border with India for months, cutting off fuel and other supplies in Nepal.

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. The polls are a major …

A new phase? Nepal’s historic vote

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

The first, the “democratic alliance”, is led by the Nepali Congress and includes the former Panchayat parties and Madhesi groups; the second, the “left alliance”, brings together, in a surprise agreement hammered out in early October, the Communist …

The ethnic Madhesi group protested for months, saying they did not get enough territory in the province assigned to them. They said they deserved more land because they represented a bigger population. Their protest blocked the border with India for months …

A handful of political parties —the Madhesi groups, representing the Terai region—are contesting the polls with the understanding that they will join forces with the NC later, say news reports out of Nepal. Some 3.2 million people out of an estimated …

The centrist Nepali Congress party, considered a pro-India group, has formed a loose electoral alliance with the Madhesi parties from the country’s southern plains bordering India and former royalists. Facing the alliance is a tight-knit left coalition …

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

With five sections-multiple historical galleries, a section for contemporary art and temporary exhibitions, another for regional art, including tributes to the culture of Mithila, Bhojpur, Magahi and Angika, a diaspora gallery that focuses on the …

In his written reply the Minister said, “However, Sita has been mentioned as having been born in Mithila region in Valmiki Ramayana which is presently dated 2nd Century BC.” Sharma’s reply drew immediate criticism from the opposition, including the Congress.

Nepal record historic win at Lord’s

Posted on: Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

The attackers had underestimated the might of the Nepali, and eventually ended up signing the Sugauli Treaty, under which Nepal were given back portions of present-day Sikkim and Terai. Apart from the fact that the war led to stories of Gorkha’s valour …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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